I needed to add a little how is this possible to those who keep writing me (thank you) and telling me that John Michael Sides Senior of Montgomery (now Stanly) County, died before 1810 but didn't have a will read until 1831.
I have the Will and the accompanying documents.You can get them too for a small cost.Just contact the Stanly County Courthouse.
His Will was drawn up and signed on the 19th day of March 1831 by himself with his lawyer John Bellaicison (sp)
The Will was read after his death on Monday April 1st, 1831. Executors were his son Michael Junior and second wife Mary M. Sides.It's written exactly as such.